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Ikuta Shrine

Sannomiya / Motomachi, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
+81 78-321-3851
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Ranked #21 of 144 attractions in Kobe
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Ikuta Shrine The Ikuta Shrine is one of the oldest in Kobe, and is located in the middle of Sannomiya. more »
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Cairns, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great local shrine in middle of Kobe. Easy to find. Can take some great photos here. Surrounded by undercover and open shopping streets and restaurants. Spend half an hour for the peace and quiet. Very clean and tidy. One of the nicest shrines I've visited. Closed at about 5 pm.

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Kansas City, MO
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a must see and a must take photos. There is no admission fee to visit. It is located just north of Sannomiya on Ikuta Road.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

A very pretty Shrine along Ikuta Road. Quite easy to find as there is a big signboard saying IKUTA ROAD :) Took lots of sakura pictures here! near to the shopping places just behind the Sannomiya Station, lots of Kobe beef places around here too and there is a Tokyu Hands nearby as well :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

As you walk up Ikuta Road from Sankita Street, there are so many little shops and restaurants, a bustling neighbourhood. Then, suddenly, you are at Ikuta Shrine. It is well-restored and maintained as a fully functioning temple. The day we were there, a young couple was having their baby blessed and we stopped to watch the ceremony performed by the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

In the middle of Kobe city, this really is a beautiful shrine. Not massive, but just big enough to be able to peacefully enjoy a get away. One of my favorite Japanese city shrines.

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Akashi, Japan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
76 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

This shrine would be beautiful if they just didn't park cars right at the front entrance. Once you move past the cars, the grounds are beautiful and well manicured. There is one large shrine building and several smaller ones so make sure to walk all the way around the building. There is also a small pond with ducks to the... More

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Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Nestled right in the centre of down town Sannomiya is this lovely Shrine worth stepping inside to step out of the busy streets of the city. Some great photo opps in here too.

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